Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: Guidelines

 

The ability to self-administer medications and perform activities of daily living is important to many people in maintaining their independence. The purpose of this course is to provide unlicensed personnel working in residential care settings, home care, and hospice with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with the self-administration of their medications. You will learn the basic rules to follow and precautions to take, as well as the rights of medication administration as they pertain to assisting with the self-administration of medication. You will explore the various forms of medications and the corresponding routes that are used for each form. Finally, you will encounter special instructions for documentation and the proper storage, security, and disposal of medications. Being aware of each of these basic guidelines will help you organize your thoughts as a healthcare professional and put appropriate and effective interventions into practice. As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to always keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines and regulations do vary from state to state and from organization to organization.

$60.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-ASMG

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1731813

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (Administrator Training)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.
Vendor / provider # 2000224-740-2; Approval # 224-0146-31465. This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-ASMG
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain the basic rules for assisting with the self-administration of medications.
Identify precautions to take when assisting with the self-administration of medications.
List the Rights of medication administration.
Describe the various forms of medications and the routes they are taken.
Demonstrate proper documentation practices when assisting with the self-administration of medications.
Recognize the appropriate methods for storing, securing, and disposing medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Rules and Precautions A. Assisting with the Self-Administration of Medications B. Back to the Basics C. Abilities D. When You Assist E. Other Considerations F. Precautions G. Review H. Summary Section 3:The 5 Rights A. Medication Rights B. Right Individual C. Right Time D. Right Medication E. Right Amount F. Right Route G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Medication Forms, Routes, and Documentation A. Medications 101 B. Review C. Documentation D. Special Circumstances E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Storage, Security, and Disposal A. Storing Medications B. Storage in Individuals' Rooms C. Storage in a Central Location D. Security E. Review F. Medication Disposal G. Guidelines H. Review I. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993, and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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